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Investments
Pacific Channel invests in bovonic
Jun 21, 2024
With demand exceeding expectations, Pacific Channel had led the latest investment in Bovonic to support the company to accelerate production of commercial units and focus on identifying a second target market for QuadSense beyond New Zealand to have a transformative impact in the global dairy industry
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Growth
Jun 10, 2024
As a partner in the tech incubator programme, our team will have the opportunity to back more ambitious New Zealand deep-tech ventures at their earliest stage, providing them with the specialist capital, expertise, deep experience and access to networks they need to achieve value inflection points and establish a strong market presence.
Perspectives
Under water
May 20, 2024
While navigating the capital constrained environment is challenging, we believe it also offers deep tech companies opportunities to employ proactive strategies, facilitate partnerships and maintain a focus on value creation.
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News
Xefco Ausora™ is a sustainable, water-free manufacturing solution.
May 20, 2024
The textile industry is renowned for being one of the world’s biggest polluters. Understanding the significant environmental impact that comes from textile dyeing and finishing, Xefco has developed a revolutionary manufacturing solution that eliminates the need to use any water in the dyeing and finishing process – reducing water, energy, chemical pollution, and the textile industry’s carbon footprint.
Insights
Dr Aswath Sundaresan talks to Vortex CEO Perzaan Mehta
May 16, 2024
Pacific Channel’s Ash Sundaresan speaks with Vortex Power Systems CEO, Perzaan Mehta about the global energy challenge, Vortex’s technology, shifting from a technology project to a business and the dynamics of their investor – company relationship.
Investments
3D MARS image of a wrist
May 2, 2024
Revolutionising conventional medical imaging, Mars Bioimaging has developed the world’s first colour CT imaging system, which is considered to be a game-changer in medical diagnostics because it shows what is happening in our bodies in a way that has never been achieved before.
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Perspectives
TVNZ Sunday
Apr 29, 2024
TVNZ Sunday features two of our portfolio companies - InsituGen and Vortex Power Systems. While the story touched on a range of different aspects, what it showcased is the immense potential these big-thinking technologies have in solving some very hard global problems, the significant challenges the companies face in successfully going from developing ground-breaking technology to building a successful business and the role the deep-tech ecosystem including us as a venture capital company, has in providing the right capital, resources and networks.
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Dr Ashwath Sundaresan and CEO Carl Beck talk about Tectonus
Apr 7, 2024
CEO of Tectonus, Carl Beck and Ash Sundaresan share valuable insights into Tectonus’ seismic strengthening technology, the ‘sweet spot’ that influenced deep tech investor, Pacific Channel’s decision to invest in the company, the challenges facing early-stage companies, raising capital and the commercialisation journey
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Shaping History Together
Feb 26, 2024
Kitea Health co-founder and COO Natalia Lopez and Kieran Jina not only discuss the significant health challenge this technology aims to address, its' potential applications and the future, but they also chat about the founder/funder relationship and how they work together
Perspectives
Abundance
Feb 25, 2024
The way we think about food, water and healthcare needs to focus on abundance, and the critical question we have to be asking is, “How can technology move these fundamentals of society from scarcity to abundance?”.
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News
detecting fraud and accounting manipulation
Feb 23, 2024
We're thrilled to have invested in Transparently.AI alongside Move Asset Management and in the same funding round as global asset management company, Franklin Templeton which has USD $1.5 trillion funds under management.
Perspectives
Investment Outlook
Feb 22, 2024
Rather than investing in market trends, our focus lies on anticipating market demands two or more years away, which is an approach that means the deep tech companies we invest in are better positioned for subsequent funding rounds and eventual exits.
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Channel Insight
Feb 8, 2024
Our Channel Insights series features a range of experts providing their perspectives on investing in deep tech. Our inaugural event sought answers to "the question “What does it take to grow the number of deep tech startups in New Zealand?”
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Aimer technology
Jan 25, 2024
Recognising how valuable pasture is to farm productivity, Aimer Development is a company developing a technology solution for farmers who are seeking a cost-effective and accurate way to optimise their pasture management
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Dr Ash Sundaresan and Dr Rob Powell
Dec 18, 2023
We are proud to announce the well-deserved promotions of two exceptional team members who have played instrumental roles in the success of Pacific Channel and our portfolio companies. Dr Ashwath Sundaresan will take on the role of Associate Partner, and Dr Rob Powell will assume the responsibilities of Chief Investment Officer.
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Marny Reakes and Paul Muckleston
Dec 5, 2023
The appointment of Marny Reakes and Paul Muckleston as venture partners is a signficant milestone for Pacific Channel. Their international experience along with their entrepreneurial, technical, operational and investment expertise will add real value to the deep tech companies in our portfolio as they grow and scale ‍
Perspectives
Globe image
Nov 28, 2023
The High 5 summit was not just a meeting of the minds; it was an opportunity for Kiwi innovators and exporters to showcase their brands to international decision-makers from countries with a population of over 1.6bn, on our home soil.
Perspectives
Planting trees
Nov 21, 2023
In the past two years, Tamata Hauha has been a catalyst for change - economically and environmentally. Leveraging the NZ ETS as an ‘enabler’ to create economic and environmental opportunities, Tamata's sole focus is restoring the whenua, its people and their prosperity. Tamata’s approach involves afforesting underutilised Māori land, tapping into the potential of the NZ ETS to generate carbon credits known as New Zealand Units (NZUs) that can be traded on the open market.
Perspectives
co investing in technology
Sep 20, 2023
As a specialist deep tech venture capital firm, the unique advantages of deep tech investments, combined with the collaborative power of co-investing, can lead to outsized returns and transformative societal impact.
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Healthcare, the environment and the future of food are core areas of focus for deep tech
Sep 3, 2023
At the heart of deep tech is a solution to a problem. But not just any problem – these are complex issues that are becoming increasingly difficult to manage – from climate change, resource scarcity, chronic illness, through to food insecurity.
Perspectives
Typewriter with funding printed
Aug 30, 2023
As venture capital investors, we focus on early-stage funding, particularly at the seed to Series A stages. Our ultimate goal is to guide these companies towards successful commercialisation which would enable them to scale their impact, maximise their potential, and solve some of humanity's most significant challenges.
Investments
Dairy milking
Aug 16, 2023
Mastitis, the most common and costly disease affecting dairy cows, is a significant challenge for the global dairy industry. As the son of a farmer, Liam Kampshof understood the importance of good udder health and milk quality to farm productivity. He also saw first-hand the damage that mastitis could have on individual animals and entire farms.
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Signing ceremony between TUS Holdings and NEXT Federation of New Zealand
Aug 7, 2023
TUS Holdings is committed to driving innovation and supporting ground-breaking ventures aligns perfectly with Pacific Channel’s focus on investing in the future of food, health and the environment and we look forward to the potential worldwide network of benefits this could bring to our portfolio companies.
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Channelling our thinking
Jul 31, 2023
Professor Cather Simpson sums up the importance of deep tech in a nutshell: "People don’t go backwards. We are not going to return to an agrarian society where everyone grows their own food. Technology has always been the engine of improvement – of moving humanity forward. This is true whether it’s the smartphone or the scythe."
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Investment focus is on the areas of health, food and the environment
Jul 28, 2023
Join our team and gain unparalled exposure to deep-tech start-up companies in New Zealand. We have an opportunity to bring a new Associate, Senior Associate, or Investment Manager into the team. We believe in tailoring the role to the right individual, providing them with support to develop and grow further. If you are seeking the next challenge in your career and have the skills and experience relevant to these roles, we would love to hear from you.
Investments
Irrigating crops
Jul 24, 2023
Explaining the challenge Leon is attempting to solve is relatively simple. As our global population increases, we need more food to support this growth. Yet, at the same time, because of our heavy reliance on using natural resources to produce this food [unless we change our practices] we will eventually reach a point where the number of natural resources being utilised is unsustainable. Here's why we invested in Nanobubble Agritech.
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Investments
Blair Jamieson, Brent Ogilvie and Hans Albrecht discuss Tamata Hauha
Jul 23, 2023
Tāmata Hauhā partners with Māori landowners along their journey and by providing them with the right capital, resources, expertise, and knowledge, can assist them to make their whenua more valuable.
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Kieran Jina explains Pacific Channel's vision
Jun 23, 2023
Our ethos is to unlock the potential of deep technology companies by exploring the opportunities that global markets have to offer. By bridging New Zealand startups to larger markets in Greater China, Europe and the US. By investing in these deep tech companies and facilitating access to international markets, Pacific Channel aims to maximise their impact and scalability.
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Emerald Scofield explains why Pacific Channel focuses on investing in solving global problems
Jun 14, 2023
Ask our team what gets them out of bed in the morning, while the financial returns are important, it’s the impact we’re able to create by investing in technologies that are solving significant global challenges facing our future.
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Watch Dr Robert Powell talk about the concept of harmony
May 30, 2023
Harmony is when you bring the right people together with the right ideas, the right resources, and the right level ofunderstanding, so you can increase the chances of success. But with deep tech, its not as easy as it sounds. Dr Robert Powell explains.
Perspectives
New Zealand fern
May 24, 2023
With the release of the Technology Investment Network's (TIN) 2023 report into Aotearoa New Zealand’s tech investment ecosystem and those who are most active in it, we thought we'd provide some insights into why NZ needs more foreign investment and why deep tech is an attractive investment proposition..
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Kieran Jina discussing commercialisation
May 23, 2023
Often people define commercialisation as taking the company or technology to 'the next step or level', and they're not wrong, but importantly you need a roadmap and a team who are always thinking about the next step, and the one after, and the one after that.
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Investing in decarbonisation technologies
May 17, 2023
Pacific Channel and Singpore-based venture capital fund, TRIREC sign a MOU to drive innovation, foster growth, and unlock new opportunities with a specific focus on tech that will reshape the future of our environment
News
Upstream has developed Marker C to triage grey zone patients
May 17, 2023
Pacific Channel leads a $2m investmet into Upstream Medical Technologies to support the advancement of a ground-breaking diagnostic marker for heart disease
Perspectives
Image under microscope
May 16, 2023
Unleasing deep tech potential. This article examines the importance of understanding the technology and the surrounding patent landscape.
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Emerald Scofield explains the importance of understanding the technology
May 15, 2023
At the heart of our approach we desire to understand. Deep tech is dynamic so by gaining a comprehensive understanding of how technology works and delving into the landscape of protecting the science, we can establish a solid foundation to evaluate and assess potential investments.
Perspectives
Dew drops on a leaf
May 11, 2023
Safeguarding our environment is a hotly debated topic, and quite rightly, as it’s one of the most pressing issues that humankind faces. There is no single solution or set of solutions that will reverse the impact climate change is having on our environment, and on our future. This is why the whole of society needs to get involved – change can’t just be up to the few, the ‘many’ have to come together to play a part. In this article we examine the role specialised venture capital plays in advancing these solutions.
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Stephane Janson explains the role of investment banking in the deep tech investment process
May 10, 2023
Having a team which is exit minded, that has the skill set to think about who the potential acquirer of a deep tech company might be and what groundwork needs to take place between now and then to make that event likely gives us a far better chance of achieving a positive outcome for our investors and the company itself.
Perspectives
Pool of water
May 1, 2023
For us, deep tech represents the novel scientific or engineering innovations that have the potential to solve some of the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges – the future of our food, our health and our environment.
Investments
Vortex
Apr 26, 2023
At the time, Neil and Richard weren’t looking for a huge capital investment- they wanted enough to prove the concept worked. Like all deep-tech innovations, there’s always a risk that the investment might not pay off, but it’s important to ask, ‘What if it does?’
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Stephane Janson on carving a niche in the market
Apr 24, 2023
What sets Pacific Channel apart is our approach to assessing deep tech investments. Our multidisciplinary team which includes scientists and engineers enables us to conduct specialist due diligence on prospective deep tech investments, unravelling the complexities associated with cutting-edge technologies and assessing their market potential.
Thinking
Deep tech venture capital abstract visual
Apr 11, 2023
Dr Ashwath Sundaresan is incredibly passionate about the future of our environment and leads our investments that focus on clean tech and advanced engineering.
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Emerald Scofield explains active venture capital investment
Apr 8, 2023
Because of the nature of deep tech, the companies developing the technology face unique challenges. Once we’ve made an investment into a deep tech company, our involvement doesn’t end there. In addition to capital, we provide resources, networks, skills and expertise to help these companies achieve their ambition.
Investments
deep tech image
Apr 6, 2023
Ever since our first investment in 2020, our long-term vision for Orbis Diagnostics has been that it could be the solution to a multi-billion-dollar, global problem. Here’s why we invested.
Perspectives
shaping tomorrow spotlight on dictionary page
Apr 3, 2023
As a deep-tech venture capital fund, we are commonly asked how we know “what potential investments will have a measurable, and sustainable influence on our future and provide a return to our investors?”
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Dr Robert Powell explains due diligence
Apr 3, 2023
When we connect game changing technology with venture capital investment and capability, we can make what might seem the impossible, possible. The due diligence process is key to our investment decision making and because of the complex nature of deep tech, to determine the opportunity requires specialised knowledge, skills and an ability to examine the hypothesis, the technology and the people.
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Stephane Janson talks about the benefits of having a flexible mindset in venture capital
Mar 31, 2023
Our ability to think flexibly provides our investors a diverse offering in how they might want to invest. Returns – both financial and impact are at the forefront of our investment philosophy and through our unique approach we offer our investors diversification – geographic, risk, industry and asset class.
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Kieran Jina discussing optionality
Mar 16, 2023
Optionality is a powerful driver of value. Through our venture capital investment strategies, we can deliver the individuals who are part of our Pacific Channel network options to participate in follow-on investments, at later stages of a company’s journey.
Perspectives
blue swirly image
Mar 8, 2023
When we get to the point where we are comfortable talking about founders, researchers, and entrepreneurs in their own right rather than adding ‘male’ or ‘female’ in front to define the founder or entrepreneur, we [and to clarify, ‘we’ refers to the venture capital sector] will be truly embracing equity.
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Emerald Scofield talks about the role of venture capital in supporting female founders
Feb 27, 2023
Venture capital companies have a unique opportunity to drive gender diversity and inclusion within the deep tech ecosystem. 50% of our population is female which means we need solutions to the significant issues that could impact this population. Arguably, while males are very capable of conceptualising and driving the development of these technologies, diversity of thought certainly helps ensure that female-dominated issues are being addressed.
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Kitea Health
Feb 24, 2023
The company behind the world’s first implantable long-term brain pressure sensor, New Zealand start-up Kitea Health, has secured $6m funding from investors to scale its clinical trial programme and accelerate entry into global markets.
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Kieran Jina explains the concept of perspective
Feb 17, 2023
The potential rewards of deep tech are significant. But the success is dependent on the ability of each company, and the capability of the team, including its investors to meet the challenges. The lived experience and the unique perspective our team brings to this journey ensures we can equip these companies to solve some very significant problems facing our future
Perspectives
Waves behind a boat
Feb 15, 2023
The day we first established the deep-tech venture capital company, the name Pacific Channel worked. And it still fits today. It’s a true representation of what our team continues to offer researchers, innovators, and investors.
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Stephane Janson explains the story behind the name Pacific Channel
Feb 15, 2023
Generally there is a story behind the name of a company. Pacific Channel means exactly that - a channel across the pacific that enables companies based in New Zealand to access some of the world's largest markets.
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Stephane Janson explains the philosophy behind deep tech investing
Jan 23, 2023
Deep tech could arguably be considered the venture capital of venture capital. It’s a really exciting space to be investing in because if we can help solve some of the globally significant challenges facing our health, our food sources and our environment, all of which are vitally important for our future, then we can create value and impact.
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female founder
Dec 19, 2022
Emerald adds “Our goal with this award is to encourage more women to enter the commercialisation space. By providing them access to the right people, the right support and the right skills and networks, we’re helping shape the next generation of founders and bringing more diversity to the development of research."
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Koru
Dec 19, 2022
Led by Blair Jamieson and Lance Iwikau, Tāmata Hauhā works with Māori landowners to provide strategies and practical funding to develop unproductive land into productive assets.
Thinking
Image of digital connections
Dec 16, 2022
When Pacific Channel finds a deep-tech innovation they think is really exciting, and makes an investment, Steph and his team first reaches out to potential corporate acquirers globally to confirm there is interest should the innovation be successfully developed. If Pacific Channel decides to invest Steph and his team then reach out to select investors in New Zealand and around the world and say, “hey, this is what we’re investing in and why, do you want to co-invest with us?”.
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Kieran Jina explains Pacific Channel's approach to investing
Dec 16, 2022
We believe deep tech has the potential to solve existential crises like climate change and the quality and longevity of our lives. By supporting brilliant scientists and academics, we provide specialised venture capital at seed through to Series A stages, guidance, and resources for their technology to succeed.
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Dr Robert Powell on assessing deep tech investments
Dec 13, 2022
Shaping our world tomorrow requires a deep understanding of the role science and engineering-based technologies will play in solving the challenges we will face in the future, the ability to assess which opportunities are capable of making a difference, and how venture capital investment can assist in making these potential opportunities into real solutions.
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Emerald Scofield talks about fostering talent
Dec 5, 2022
As a venture capital company, we prioritise the cultivation of talent. By investing in the growth and development of talented individuals – our own team and our founders and entrepreneurs, we can foster a thriving entrepreneurial culture, driving our own investment success while also contributing to the overall growth of the startup ecosystem.
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Dr Rob Powell explains the process of evaluating the risk of an investment
Nov 30, 2022
By evaluating system risks alongside other investment factors, such as technological feasibility, market potential, and intellectual property protection, we can mitigate the potential risks and rewards associated with a deep tech investment.
Perspectives
Sun rising over mountains and lake
Nov 29, 2022
Entrepreneurs are the centre of economic growth and innovation and we’re committed to supporting early-stage entrepreneurs to rapidly scale and innovate their technologies as they build globally successful, category-defining businesses to deliver solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges.
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Kieran Jina explains the focus of deep tech investing
Nov 21, 2022
Our investment focus on the future of healthcare, food and our environment stems from the recognition of their critical importance in addressing global challenges and improving the well-being of humanity. They’re interconnected, and progress in one of the areas often has positive implications for the others.
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View of interconnected earth from space
Dr Ashwath Sundaresan
Aug 9, 2022
Geospatial Analysis + Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) is a new field of study that combines geospatial methodologies with data science in solutions estimated to be worth over $200b in the next five years. GeoAI is increasingly seen as a foundational technology across many industries, from healthcare to energy, improving public health outcomes and population well-being to ensuring environmental compliance and optimising physical assets and infrastructure.
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Investments
Cetogenix machinery
Jul 12, 2022
Pacific Channel is excited to be leading a $4.5m seed round into Rotorua-based clean-tech company Cetogenix. There is a lot to love about Cetogenix - it’s an excellent example of how new biotechnology can enable the building of an attractive business while also accelerating decarbonisation goals.
Perspectives
Professor Cather Simpson
Mar 8, 2022
VC’s are definitely making a concerted effort to increase gender equality but we need to do more to make sure females don’t fall through the gaps.
Perspectives
Toilet seat in space
Dr Ashwath Sundaresan
Mar 4, 2022
As a deeptech VC, we often see a variety of businesses and companies solving extremely complex problems. Many of the scientists and entrepreneurs we talk to know a lot more than us about their specific subject matter. The first conversation I have is often exciting – these people have dedicated a large chunk of their lives in this new venture and are excited by the possibilities and impact it brings.
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Female scientist
Dr Ashwath Sundaresan
Dec 8, 2021
Pacific Channel is delighted to have led the seed round for TasmanIon, a new spinout from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) focussing on commercialising new aluminium ion batteries.
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Two EV cars charging
Dr Ashwath Sundaresan
Nov 17, 2021
I am cautiously optimistic about the future and am also excited to see New Zealand innovations addressing these big global challenges. As we shift beyond a “lithium only” future, I am excited to see how Pacific Channel can help foster these technologies and scientists to help scale these to a global audience.
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Air NZ flight
Nov 16, 2021
Pacific Channel's portfolio company Orbis Diagnostics has partnered with Air New Zealand in a trial to test a group of their frontline staff for their COVID-19 immunity levels.
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Person diving into blue water in the Pacific Islands
Nov 16, 2021
We’ve helped the Talalelei Life Futures Funds since its inception in 2018. It began when Talalelei died saving a Chinese New Zealander, caught in a rip on the south coast of Samoa. To honour Tala’s memory and his life-giving spirit, the fund offers scholarships to young Samoans into tertiary education, an otherwise unattainable path to a better life.
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Pacific Channel invest in Certusbio Technology
Oct 16, 2021
CertusBio has secured a $4.6m investment to accelerate plans for growth in New Zealand and globally. The Christchurch-based company offers biosensor technology to food producers that improves production efficiencies and reduces the cost of treating wastewater.
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Circle of lights
Jul 30, 2021
Orbis is well placed to continue to progress and reach its planned market entry in Q1 2022. The company is currently preparing for a $10m Series A capital raise that is expected to launch in August 2021.
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Smoke rising from forest
Jul 30, 2021
Pacific Channel is working to support Geo40 in their valuable work for the environment. The company’s early work on lithium attracted the attention of Bill Gates’ climate-change fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, who indirectly invested in Geo40 via Swedish affiliate Baseload Capital.
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abstract blue stars
Jul 26, 2021
We’ve just announced our $2m investment into Quantifi Photonics’ $15m capital raise alongside Punakaiki Fund, Simplicity, Nuance Connected Capital, Aspire and K1W1.
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black swirl
Mar 24, 2021
Vortex Power Systems is a venture formed out of the University of Auckland that is developing technology to generate electricity from waste heat emitted by thermal and industrial processes. Pacific Channel made an early investment in Vortex’s pre-seed round and the company delivered on its milestones.
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Landscape
Mar 23, 2021
Pacific Channel's Fund II will invest the fund into deep-tech ventures built around breakthrough technology, solving worthwhile problems and creating meaningful global impact and value.
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Graphic of person unlocking phone
Mar 23, 2021
Orbis Diagnostics, an Auckland-based Pacific Channel portfolio company developing an immunity test for Covid-19, has just signed a significant partnership with French multinational IDEMIA.
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People moving in an airport
Oct 15, 2020
Orbis Diagnostics, a Pacific Channel Fund II portfolio company, is aiming to reduce this global and economic impact through providing peace of mind through immunity testing will re-enable movement during a pandemic.
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Horse racing steroid testing
Oct 15, 2020
InsituGen is developing a novel test which we believe will revolutionise steroid testing. InsituGen was formed around this innovation by Dr Heather and Otago Innovation with funding and support from Pacific Channel
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Electricity pylons
Oct 15, 2020
Vortex Power Systems – a spin out from the University of Auckland’s Wind Engineering lab, is developing a novel method of generating electricity from wasted heat, has achieved a key milestone in validating its technology. Pacific Channel Fund I led the first round of investment into the company to enable it to undertake a proof of concept to validate the key to its technology.
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Lake
Oct 12, 2020
We are proud to announce that $45m has now been committed to Pacific Channel Fund II; an NZ$50m early-stage investment fund focused on science and advanced engineering ‘deep-tech’ companies in New Zealand.
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neural connections
Dec 12, 2019
Pacific Channel has released its updated internal analysis of Living Cell Technologies (ASX:LCT).
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Waterfall over rocks New Zealand imagery
Dec 5, 2018
Upstream has developed a novel technology platform built on years of research which provides a new class of diagnostic test designed for use in emergency departments. The potential market size for this test is estimated to be US$2bn.
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Cow ready to milk
Dec 5, 2018
Mastaplex’s product provides dairy farmers with mastitis diagnosis and antibiotic treatment recommendations. Mastaplex is currently seeking up to $950,000 of new equity investment. Mastaplex has now raised $720,000 and is seeking the remaining ~$230,000.
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Image of grey stones
Dec 5, 2018
Based on 9 years of research, Hot Lime Labs are commercialising a patented system that will recover clean CO2 from renewable forestry and agricultural waste. Pacific Channel is an existing investor in the company.
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Cows grazing in New Zealand fields
Nov 21, 2018
Will Charles, the Executive Director of Commercialisation said “we are delighted for Cather and her team, and very pleased that working with local investors like Pacific Channel is starting to bear fruit in getting the great science done at the University of Auckland into global supply chains. The recycling of capital is critical to our ability to continue to fund the next generation of great start-ups, of which Cather and her lab are generators of.”
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Certusbio employee with monitor screen
Oct 23, 2018
CertusBio’s lead product, Milk-Guard, is the first real-time interference-free biosensor monitoring device aimed at the dairy processing industry. The biosensor detects lactose and milk in dairy processing wastewater and puts control in the hands of process operators to dramatically reduce processing loses.
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Green leaf close up
May 25, 2018
Living Green is pleased to confirm that it has received an investment commitment of NZ$3.2m from a strategic corporate investor introduced to the company by Pacific Channel. The investor is one of Shanghai’s 30 largest corporates with extensive distribution channels across Asia.
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Pig
May 25, 2018
NZeno is a kiwi company aiming to supply pig kidneys suitable for human transplantation. Pacific Channel has been working with NZeno since the company’s inception and has invested in its seed round.
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Male sitting at computer
May 25, 2018
Pacific Channel will be hosting one law student, who will spend up to 200 hours in its office this year being mentored by Associate Lachlan Nixon, Associate, a former law student himself.
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close up of cow
Dec 4, 2017
Regen is a Agtech start-up that provides specialist software services to farmers for daily, accurate nitrogen, water and effluent irrigation recommendations. The company has just secured ~$1.1m of investment, which was underwritten and led by Pacific Channel.
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Blue swirl
Dec 4, 2017
Engender believes its technology can be brought to market with low capital and low operating costs. Three of the world’s largest artificial insemination companies have signed option-to-license agreements.
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Engender and Orbis Diagnostics secure funding
Sep 22, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Cather Simpson, scientific founder of Engender Technologies and Orbis Diagnostics, for securing over $12.8 million of new science funding announced this week by Prime Minister Bill English and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith.
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Cather Simpson Engenders Chief Scientist
Jun 16, 2016
Engender’s Chief Scientist, Associate Professor Cather Simpson, has been named a primary industry champion. This appointment confirms that Engender’s technology addresses a significant market need.
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3 Cows grazing
Jun 3, 2016
Engender has just closed a $4.5 million capital raise led by Pacific Channel. With an original target of $2.5 million, the company closed fully over subscribed.
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Mountains over lake in New Zealand
Jun 26, 2015
The grant report is an annual guide to securing international grant funding for Australasian life sciences research. The 2015 version contains a review of grant sources from the EU, US and Japan.
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Knitting Lab
Jun 16, 2015
Read about Footfall’s journey in New Zealand from finding capital investment, securing our licensing deal and building on our IP portfolio. CEO Roland Toder also discusses the importance of raising capital and their current investment round which is now open.
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Human image of lungs
May 7, 2015
The medicine development company has just closed a successful million dollar plus fundraising round and has just announced an extension to the crowdfunding component to May 18 so that sizeable investors have time to place the funding required. Breathe Easy is using crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect to raise the final $350,000 needed to take its new cystic fibrosis therapy, Citramel, into Phase 1/IIa clinical trial.

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